Stunt Driver Nabbed on Canada Day
On Monday, July 1, 2019, shortly before 12:30 a.m., police set-up for proactive speed enforcement on Highway 6, north of Parkside Drive. The focus was on both north and southbound traffic on Highway 6 which is a posted 80 km/hr zone. This investigation was in conjunction with the Canada Day Long Weekend initiative.
A short time later a grey Ford Focus was observed travelling southbound on Highway 6 at a speed that exceeded other traffic. Investigation revealed the Focus’ speed was 165 km/hr.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 24-year-old man from St. Catherines provided the appropriate documents as requested by police.
The driver was subsequently ordered to appear in court in early August, to answer to the charges of stunt driving and speeding.
In accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the driver’s licence has been suspended for seven days and the vehicle has been impounded for the same period of time.
If found guilty in court, the penalties for stunt driving could include a fine between $2000 - $10,000, up to six months in jail and a two-year licence suspension.
- St. Catharines man, 24-years-of-age
- Stunt driving
- Speeding 165 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone